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Old 05-22-2017, 05:15 PM   #641
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Toronto GM Jeff Weltman has agreed to a deal to become the Orlando Magic's President of Basketball Operations, sources tell @TheVertical.
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:46 PM   #642
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AS much as fans in Clevland and of the Warriors love this, its going to really hurt the NBA. There's no competitive balance at all, and there won't be for a few years. Because of that, why bother watching. Its not worth watching two teams kicking other teams teeth in.

At some point whether its changing the cap structure or how teams do business, the NBA is going to have to do something.

Its not a game worth watching now.
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:09 PM   #643
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AS much as fans in Clevland and of the Warriors love this, its going to really hurt the NBA. There's no competitive balance at all, and there won't be for a few years. Because of that, why bother watching. Its not worth watching two teams kicking other teams teeth in.

At some point whether its changing the cap structure or how teams do business, the NBA is going to have to do something.

Its not a game worth watching now.

In an insane kinda way it is. Regular season games it's almost always all offense and lot's of good games between most of the teams. Even the Cavs and Warriors beatable because they aren't playing any defense either and have off nights.

Playoffs is where it gets boring / matchups dictate everything and the defense suddenly appears as the effort levels go way up. Now the Cavs and Warriors who are matchup nightmares really turn up their games and it's so boring until they meet each other. Not much other teams can do to counter.

Funny because it's the exact opposite of NHL where the regular season is many times darn near unwatchable. The bodycheck becoming almost as obsolete as fisticuffs. Then the playoffs start and it goes from half speed to all out. All the teams have a chance because a hot goalie can beat anybody and teams can outwork other teams. Physical play goes from non-existent to a determining factor(especially with injuries). Teams with not as much skill can counter the other team.
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Toronto GM Jeff Weltman has agreed to a deal to become the Orlando Magic's President of Basketball Operations, sources tell @TheVertical.
Doesn't matter who the GM is, Masai signs off on any deal.
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:39 PM   #645
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Doesn't matter who the GM is, Masai signs off on any deal.
Doesn't matter they can't compete in this joke of a league anyway...might as well fold the team
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:24 PM   #646
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The NBA needs a hard salary cap in a bad way.
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:56 PM   #647
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This disappoints me greatly.. hopefully the new GM will be able to change this.

Casey says he's been assured of return as Raptors coach (via http://thesco.re/theScore_App ) https://www.thescore.com/news/1307742
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:46 PM   #648
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The NBA needs a hard salary cap in a bad way.
That's not the problem.

The problem is when you have a sport that only plays 7-8 players, and there is a max each player can make, you end up with stars grouping.

If Lakers for example could have offered Durant 40 million a year last year, ge probably isn't a Warrior. But when everyone offers the exact same, why wouldn't they group into superteams?
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:34 PM   #649
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The Lakers would have had to offer Durant a 40% ownership share in the team to get him last summer. They are a disaster right now, and hopefully the draft Lonzo too so they can be an even more highly publicized disaster. But the Lakers (and Knicks) are the reason there will never be a hard cap. The NBA dreams of the day they can both be good again, and if you put a hard cap that ensures it'll never happen or never happen for very long. The luxury tax is extremely punitive now so I think it's pretty much fine as is.

If you took out Golden State and Cleveland, the NBA would have great parity. Unfortunately for the league until they are in decline there's no intrigue. I kinda like the idea of offering both of them the chance to skip the entire regular season next year in exchange for taking the #8 seed in the playoffs. I guarantee you Cleveland would take it. More difficult for the Warriors to do so with the West still being much more difficult. At least there'd be more intrigue.
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It'll never happen, but I think what the NBA needs is a minutes cap on all players. Players complain that the season is too grueling as it is, and a minutes cap would help mitigate that, reduce the need for 'rest-games', and reduce injuries, but it would also force teams to go deeper into their bench. If even superstars were limited (say, about 28 minutes through first 3 quarters, no restrictions on fourth quarter and overtime), it would not only create more parity, but a better product.
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:02 PM   #651
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I have a feeling that the Cavs are gonna take it again.
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